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Minneapolis Man, Colorado Woman Win 11th Fargo Marathon

The men’s and women’s winners of the 11th annual Fargo Marathon have crossed the finish line. David Tuwei led the men’s group with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 27 minutes, 15 seconds. Elli Peterson was the women’s champion with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 49 minutes, 13 seconds.

05/09/2015

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Man Runs Consecutive Marathons In Mankato

Minnesota had another weekend of good running weather, which made for perfect conditions in Mankato. For most runners, finishing a marathon just once is good enough for a bucket list, but one bold runner decided 26.2 miles just wasn’t enough.

10/20/2014

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Mankato Officials: False Marathon Bomb Report Lands Man In Jail

Mankato officials say a 56-year-old man was arrested after he called 911, saying he’d heard there were bombs placed along the city’s marathon route.

10/19/2014

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Good Question: Are Marathons Bad For Our Health?

This coming Monday, you might see a few of your co-workers limping around the office after almost 12,000 people lace up for this Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon — 26.2 miles that circle around Minneapolis and St. Paul. As one marathoner who’s competed in the past put it, “My muscles, my legs, my calves … felt like crap.”

10/02/2014

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Twin Cities Marathon Reaches Capacity

For the 28th straight year, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has reached its capacity. Officials from event organizers Twin Cities in Motion say 12,200 participants have already enrolled for the race, which will take place Oct. 5.

07/09/2014

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Kenyan Wins Grandma’s Marathon In Record Time

A 26-year-old Kenyan runner has set a record at Grandma’s Marathon, beating the previous mark by 31 seconds. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says Dominic Ondoro finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds. He beat second-place finisher Christopher Kipyego by 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

06/21/2014

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Minn. Woman Finishes Boston Marathon Against The Odds

Thousands of runners finished the Boston Marathon on Monday, something that was taken away from many of them last year. Fifty-one-year-old Elinor Scott of St. Louis Park was just three-quarters of a mile from finishing her dream, when two explosions forced her off the course.

04/24/2014

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1 Year From Bombings, Annandale Woman Heading To Boston To Finish Marathon

A year after the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds, one Minnesota woman is going back to finish the race she started. “I knew it’d be emotional going back,” Jody Zylstra, from Annandale, said. “But this week is feeling like hurry up and wait.”

04/20/2014

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Bill Richardson’s Thankful A Stranger’s Quick Thinking Saved His Life

On this Thanksgiving, one Twin Cities man is giving thanks for the kindness of strangers. Back in October, Bill Richardson had a heart attack while working out at his gym.  He believes he would have died if a staff member hadn’t acted quickly to give him CPR.

11/28/2013

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Apple Valley Man, Quadriplegic, Vows To Compete In ‘Ironman’

Few people on earth are capable of completing the Ironman. On Saturday, a young Minnesota man is in Florida to do something nobody like him has ever done before: Complete that infamous race even though he’s paralyzed from the chest down.

11/01/2013

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When Running, Don’t Open Yourself Up To Injury

Running is something most do for different reasons. Whether you want to lose a couple of pounds or test yourself somewhere like the Twin Cities Marathon, you want to hit your stride the right way.

09/26/2013

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Boston Police Supt. Offers Advice on Marathon Security

Police chiefs from across Minnesota received an eye-opening lesson Thursday on terror threats and police tactics from a man who has intense experience.

09/12/2013

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Registration Closes For Twin Cities Marathon

The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is still more than three months away, but if you haven’t signed up for it you may be out of luck.

07/02/2013

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Minnesotans Take Home Titles In 9th Fargo Marathon

Two Minnesotans are taking home titles in the ninth annual Fargo Marathon. Chris Erichsen of Minneapolis crossed the finish line Saturday in a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes, 42 seconds, to win the men’s title.

05/18/2013

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President Obama Attends Boston Interfaith Prayer Service

Three days after the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon, an interfaith prayer service was held at the Holy Cross in Boston, just three days after the tragedy occurred.

04/18/2013

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MN Couple Running A Marathon On Every Continent, Including Antarctica

It’s summer in Antarctica right with temperatures ranging between 10 and 40 degrees above zero.

02/26/2013

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WCCO-TV Reporter Heather Brown Calls Dave Lee From Manhattan

Heather Brown is coming back to WCCO-TV next week. The outstanding news reporter has spent the last two years in New York

10/31/2012

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St. Paul Man Disqualified From Marathon, Only Ran Half

A man who appeared to win the Sioux Falls Marathon was disqualified for running the wrong course, but he said he was not trying to cheat.

09/10/2012

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Runners, Think You’re A Tough Mudder?

The Twin Cities is known as a runners’ town, but this weekend even the most experienced runners will be put to the test. Thousands will compete in the Tough Mudder in Somerset, Wis.

05/18/2012

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Huge Crowds Expected In Downtown St. Paul Saturday

This Saturday, it’s going to get busy in St. Paul. An estimated 100,000 people are expected be downtown for a number of events Saturday.

03/14/2012

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Marathon Pays Minn. Penalty For Waste Disposal

Oil refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp. has paid a $700,000 civil penalty in Minnesota for releasing benzene into an unlined lagoon near the Mississippi River.

01/19/2012

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Guide To Watching The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

The Twin Cities kick off autumn each year by the running of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. It’s said to be “The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America.” This year, the 30th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, will be run on Sunday, October 2 with 11,200 marathoners and approximately 300,000 spectators.

10/01/2011

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Good Question: Is Running A Marathon Healthy?

The Twin Cities Marathon is this weekend and thousands of runners will test their physical limits. It’s something nearly half a million Americans do every year. But, is running a marathon healthy?

09/30/2011

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Best Food To Eat Before And After Marathon

Running the marathon? Here are a few tricks to help break out of the marathon-training food rut and ensure that you’re getting the food you need to do your best and recover well.

09/28/2011

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